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Mar 08, 2012

The Bravest Man In The Universe

Bobby Womack, “Please Forgive My Heart,” off the forthcoming album from XL Recordings, The Bravest Man In The Universe

I’ve become a huge Bobby Womack fan over the last year, so I was super excited when richardxl posted this earlier:

Here is the first track from the new Bobby Womack album, “The Bravest Man In The Universe”, which I co-produced with Damon Albarn at the end of last year. We recorded 16 songs in 3 sessions, 10 of which will be on the final album. It didn’t take us long to make, but it felt like all of our lifetimes of musical enthusiasm went into the record…

Bobbys musical history is so spectacular, from writing the Rolling Stones first number one hit, playing guitar for Sly Stone and Aretha Franklin, to making some of the best soul music ever as a solo artist, that it was hard to believe how free of ego he was, and how open to new ideas. But Bobby seemed to relish the opportunity to make something modern and original, and embraced and encouraged the use of unusual sounds and techniques. We had a blast making this album; its a platform for one of the greatest voices ever heard.

Can. Not. Wait.

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    It was great chatting about Bobby Womack with Austin and Kirby this morning at Mozart’s.
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